LVFD attends winter school

The Lusk Volunteer Fire Department has recently returned from the Mid-Winter Fire School in Riverton. Held over the weekend of Jan. 12-14, five of the local firemen were in attendance including Doug Lytle, Duke Lashmett, Chantry Filener, Shawn Leimser, and Rory Norberg. Mid-Winter Fire School is attended yearly by the LVFD where classes involve further fire education and can vary in what is offered from year to year. Annually, the school is put on by the state of Wyo. and is open to all departments. This year’s classes taken by Lytle, Lashmett, Filener, Leimser, and Norberg, per Leimser, included, “Duke, Rory, and I took an incident safety officer class that was 12 hours. Doug took New Vehicle Technology, a four hour class, a firefighter cancer awareness, a four hour class, and a gas detection, also a four hour class. Chantry took the Wildland Fire class which was a 12 hour class”. Firemen that attend the classes and meet the requirements are then given certificates of completion. Leimser, who also doubles as the LVFD training officer, says that his biggest take back for the incident safety class was safety in general, where, in regards to monthly trainings, “The biggest thing I will try to implement into our trainings is safety”.  The next school that is attended yearly by the department will be held in Cody in April. 

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